With sad hearts we announce the passing of Elizabeth Ann Kooznetsoff on April
18, 2014, at Castleview Care Centre in Castlegar, BC. Ann was born April 5, 1944, in Timaru, New Zealand to parents Alexander and Edna Thompson. Ann received her education in New Zealand and became a registered nurse and also taught nursing school. Ann moved to Canada to pursue her nursing career and while working in Trail, BC she met and married Alex Kooznetsoff. They settled in Shoreacres, BC and Ann stayed home to raise her family. After her husband died, Ann went back to school and became a special needs worker. A move to Nelson, BC soon followed and then retiring in Castlegar, BC. Ann was an avid gardener and had a true passion for flowers, especially roses. She also enjoyed knitting, reading, sewing and was a wonderful cook and baker.
Ann will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by daughter Marian (George) and son Daniel (Alana) and grandchildren Ely and Haylie. She is also survived by her brothers James (Janet), John (Meriel), and Peter (Diane) and their families all of New Zealand, Sisters in law Lorna (Alex) Sherstobitoff and Vera (Ron) Nelson. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Alex and son Ivan.
The family would like to thank all those involved in Ann’s care over the years. A special thanks to Noeline Ward and Verna Nevakshonoff for all the love and support you showed Mum.
By request there will be no funeral and cremation has taken place